Driven to Distraction: The Art of Superhuman Focus and Productivity
We live in a busy world full of distraction. The input is often overwhelming. The calendar is constantly alerting us to yet another meeting, conference call or client need. How do we remain focused and productive amidst the noise of modern day? While focus may seem impossible, there are some very simple solutions.
Organize Your Workspace
If your workspace is organized, your mind will follow suite. A plethora of Post-Its and piles of papers incite anxiety—one of the major barriers to productivity. A clean desk makes a clean and organized brain. From virtual offices to private offices to co-working spaces our flexible membership plans offer services that cater to your business needs and workspace!
Silence Your Phone
Silence those unnecessary beeps, dings and alerts. You simply don’t need them. Weed through and keep what is absolutely vital and delete the rest. A quiet workspace without the noise will lend itself to more focused and quality products. However, if you need to take a call, step into one of our private phone rooms to chat without any interruptions or distractions.
Close All Unused Computer Tabs
An open window is an opportunity for distraction. Close all windows that aren’t vital to what you are working on at any particular time. Remove the temptation to check social media, news, or shopping.
Treat Your Body
Sounds crazy, but actually eating properly and getting enough sleep before you get to the office will go a long way toward being able to drown out distractions and focus. Taking breaks is also a major contributor to getting things done. While you may be tempted to just push through for time’s sake, the real disservice is done to your level of productivity. At The Work Well, we like to treat our members well! From aromatherapy massages, to on-site haircuts, we want to make sure that our members are treated to perks that are not typically offered in an office environment.
Like not taking breaks, multitasking creates the illusion of productivity, when in fact, the opposite it true and the science stands behind it. Psychologists have found that attempting to do several tasks at once can result in lost time and productivity.
Productivity amidst the background noise of modern day is a tough order, however, once you do the counterintuitive things like doing less, productivity will respond ten-fold.